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Oct 9, 2012 11:30am PDT
living on the fruits of its noble past. but a france governed by the middle class was losing its taste for nobility. like many aristocrats, his father alphonse retreated into rural pastimes-- riding and hunting. an eccentric, he looked wistfully back to the family's glorious past. alphonse had married his first cousin adele, a common practice in a class anxious to preserve the purity of its bloodlines. but the results of inbreeding for henri were uncommonly cruel. his legs were short and weak. he broke each of them in early adolescence and stopped growing when he was 14. he was just under five feet tall. his head, hands and torso continued to develop. but his stunted legs made walking painful for the rest of his life. denied the aristocratic pleasures of riding and hunting, henri turned to sketching and painting rural scenes. he had a flair for it and in 1882, at the age of 18, he moved to paris to study painting. it was a move that would change the direction of his art and his life. paris in the 1880s was becoming the modern city. baron haussmann's legacy, the great boulevards that de
Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
-- which is necessary for it to be involved in the global economy-- but also, since the government of laos doesn't have the resources necessarily to develop large-scale hydropower electric dams, the... it's being increasingly carried out by private corporations. narrator: this private development is carried out through something called a "boot scheme," which stands for build-operate-own-transfer. fox: a private corporation will build, operate, own a hydroelectric dam for a specified number of years, and then at the end of that time when they've recouped an agreed-upon profit, they hand it back to... hand it back over to the lao government. narrator: it's hoped that further hydroelectric development will provide the money needed to lift laotian living standards. the government wants to reduce poverty from 40% to ten percent by the year 2010. but it is dauntingask. the lao economy remains largely agricuural. b80% of the population is rural. only limited industry, such as cotton or silk, has begun in vientiane. literacy rates are among the world's, health care is another area of c
Oct 11, 2012 11:30am PDT
r the indonesian government. woma well, it's s, of course, a country that's in so many thousands of islands over such a large area, it's hard to integte that into one economy. until there was a satellite inrbit over innesia, for example, unall the peop ithe country couldn't hear the presidenofheir count at the same me there's s and communication until then. it's parof why they have preserved their diversity, because there's different kinds on the different islands and the different regionalizations, and while they maintai it was very muchasier practice t unity in diversity that's their national motto, because ey were maintai it was very muchasier practicespatially apartersity antheyere in different territories and they didn't colictith each other in everyday life. naator: but e government hasnsored a lan out of the major population centers to less developed areas. the one thing at has happened with the migraon and the change is that miio opeop out ofava, out omadurae occupy and cnge e inorest ap intoinilalmve landr expo-- and ingricultu-- theyave moved muslims om sulawesinto t
Oct 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
the ongoing u.s. drone strikes. on sunday, the pakistani government blocked the march from entering the tribal area of south waziristan, a frequent target of drone attacks. addressing the march, pakistan and political leader imran khan said the drone strikes are fostering hatred of the united states. >> these drone attacks are a violation of international law. these drone attacks are a violation of the human rights of the pakistani people. do we all condemn them? we want to send a message to america, the more drone attacks to carry out, the more the people will grow to hate you and raise their arms against you. our tribal people will not be scared off with drone attacks. >> more than 30 u.s. citizens with the group codepink traveled to pakistan to take part in the march and meet with drone strike victims. >> the illegal, immoral, a brutal attacks on the innocent people of waziristan and the fatah region must in now. these are illegal drone strikes carried out by cia. cia is a civilian organization using military equipment rid this is a war crime. >> they are illegal. they are against internati
Oct 10, 2012 7:30pm PDT
't just stay in the past. >> these are the future. these are the people who will be governing in another 10, 15 years. >> and they have to have some kind of ideals. and i often think that should have - train millions of religious studies professors so we could always have an underclass. believe it or not, we're down to the last few minutes, and actually down to the last few seconds - and on that note about the vision, and the positive feeling here, is perhaps a good place to end on it. that's what we're saying with civil religion. see how much fun it is to argue about it and discuss it? and that's the way it will always be. but from our perspective, what's in there is the power of symbol, the power of myth, and the power of rituals we move through - you can see those elements working. so in the next class, as we move on - we're going to stay with t- but we're going to move on into doctrine, and see, as jamie brought up, how that works on myth and ritual.
Oct 13, 2012 10:00am PDT
state don't want to see the lost jobs... jobs. jobs. jobs. jobs. ...that epa's big government takeover would bring. koch is using natural streams to transport waste and this is not allowed by the clean water act, and they can do it because epa lets them do it. koch industries are repeat offenders of environmental crimes. koch industries is one of the primary sources of pollution in the united states. [vanden heuvel] they have a history of serious and even criminal pollution problems. [cenk uygur] koch industry subsidiaries have paid millions in environmental fines. [rachel maddow] the koch brothers are trying to stop the government from limiting greenhouse gas emissions. [olbermann] government regulators have fined koch industries and its subsidiaries tens of millions for oil spills and pollution over the years. [dr. jarrell] in 2000, a federal grand jury returned a 97 count indictment against koch industries in corpus christi, texas. they were charged not only with emitting more benzene than they were allowed to, they tried to cover it up. benzene is a known human carcinogen. people t
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